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Favored Flowers: Culture and Economy in a Global System

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Billions of fresh-cut flowers are flown into the United States every year, allowing Americans to choose from a broad array of blooms regardless of the season. Favored Flowers is a lively investigation of the worldwide production and distribution of fresh-cut flowers and their consumption in the New York metropolitan area. In an ethnography filled with roses, orchids, and g ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 10th 2007 by Duke University Press Books (first published June 2007)
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May 03, 2014 Doris rated it it was ok
Read for my senior seminar in sociology.

This book was well-researched, well-written, and well-organized, but pretty boring as an academic text. It is also remarkably uncontroversial for a sociological study and rather detached for an ethnography. If you read this, you will learn a lot about a product and industry that you probably never thought about before, which may be either illuminating if you care or mind-numbing if you don't.
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